Whether your drivers are driving locally or long distance, a commercial truck insurance policy is a must. A Commercial trucking insurance policy is designed to help protect against loss to any number of hazards, including physical damage to the truck and other vehicles, liability to trailers both owned and non-owned and damage to cargo.
At EquiInsurance, LLC we have a department exclusively dedicated to trucking insurance. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff can match your insurance requirements to an affordable policy tailored to meet your needs and assist you with any questions you may have.
Coverages we offer:
Primary Liability Insurance coverage protects you from damage or injuries to other people as a result of a truck accident. This coverage is mandated by state and federal agencies and proof of coverage is required to be sent to them. We provide coverage limits ranging from $35,000 to $1,000,000. Pricing is dependent on region, driving records, and history of the trucking operation. For a more detailed description of this coverage visit our information center.
Physical Damage Insurance is coverage for your truck and trailer. This coverage is for repair or replacement for damage resulting from things such as collision, fire, theft, hail, windstorm, earthquake, flood, mischief, or vandalism to your owned vehicles. Pricing is based on the value of your equipment and usually pays a percentage of that value. This coverage may be required by the lien holder of your vehicle.
Motor Truck Cargo
Motor Truck Cargo insurance is needed to protect the carrier in case of lost freight or damaged goods. There is a maximum load limit per vehicle with this policy. Truck insurance coverage limits can range from $10,000 to $100,000 with excess policies available upon request. Pricing for this insurance is mainly dependant on the type of cargo being hauled.
Trailer Interchange Insurance is coverage for the legal liability of truckers for loss or damage to non-owned trailers and equipment which are in the insured’s possession under a written trailer interchange agreement.
Non-Trucking Liability (Bobtail Coverage) provides limited liability insurance for owner-operators who are permanently leased to an ICC regulated carrier. It provides limited liability protection when the owner-operator is not on dispatch, nor pulling a loaded trailer. For example, this coverage would apply when the owner-operator gets their truck washed or brings their trucks into a shop for repairs. Once the owner-operator is under dispatch, they are covered under the Primary Liability insurance policy of the company that they are leased to.
Interstate Operating Authority is permission granted by the federal government to transport regulated freight across state lines. Interstate Operating Authority is now granted by the Office of Motor Carrier Safety Administration under the auspices of the Federal Highway Authority. Unlike many of the other regulations governing interstate operations, there is no minimum weight threshold that requires compliance. Any vehicle operating for hire in interstate transportation of regulated freight or passengers must have operating authority. Our in-house ICC practitioner can handle all of your necessary filings.